Emails by members of the Rutgers University 26-member Athletic Director search advisory committee indicate the search was not a smooth one as the school hires a company to help squelch the controversy surrounding the athletic department.
A former Tennessee volleyball player has written a blog post backing up her teammates' accusations that incoming Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann abused them verbally and emotionally during her coaching tenure in the 1990s.
Incoming Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann was involved in a discrimination lawsuit at Louisville, where an assistant track coach said she was fired for complaining about discriminatory treatment.
A high ranking official at the University of Tennessee has voiced her support for Rutgers' incoming athletic director Julie Hermann, who is facing allegations she verbally abused players while she was the volleyball coach with the Volunteers.
It appears that Rutgers University will stand by incoming Athletic Director Julie Hermann despite allegations that she displayed Mike Rice-like behavior as a volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee in 1997.